Farming: Market prices

Round-up of market prices from the Borders and north Northumberland.

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At their weekly primestock sale last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 415 hoggs and 203 ewes and rams.

Heavier sheep slightly harder to cash with in spec sheep meeting a good trade.

Leading prices per head:- Suff.x:- £105 Castlelaw, £97.50 Marigold Farming, £97 Castlelaw. Tex.x:- £104 Elwick, £101 Village Farm, £98 Elwick. GF:- £93 Ewart, £88 West Longridge, £87 Craigshouse. Chev:- £90.50 Ewart. Bel.x:- £88, £87, £85 Ladykirk. BF:- £82 Fawdon.

Leading prices per kilo:- Bel:- 220p, 211.1p, 207.3p Ladykirk. Suff.x:- 217.5p Castlelaw, 207.9p Newstead. Tex.x:- 214.3p Elwick, 212.2p West Longridge, 209.3p Craigshouse. GF:- 210.3p, 204.7p West Longridge.

Ewes dearest yet, leading prices:- Tex.x:- £135 Ewart, £125 West Rennington, £114 Islay Hill and Branxton Moor. Suff.x:- £117 Chillingham Home Farm, £116 Branxton Moor, £111 Blackhouse, Reston, £109 Newstead, £104 Marigold Farming. BFL:- £100 Fawdon. GF:- £94 Marigold Farming, £93 Branxton Moor, £89.50 Elwick. Chev:- £84.50 Hartside, £78.50 Humbleheugh. HB:- £81 Brandon, £78.50 Marigold Farming. Jac:- £79 Blackhouse, Reston. BF:- £79, £73 Hartside, £71 Fawdon. SD:- £64 Blackhouse.

Rams: Tex.x:- £126 West Rennington, £115 Shawdon Woodhouse, £100 West Rennington. BFL:- £73 Shawdon Woodhouse.

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John Swan Ltd sold 79 clean cattle, 20 OTM cattle, 15 New season lambs 2517 old season hoggs and 489 ewes

Bullocks (24) averaged 211.8p per kg and sold to 236p (-5p on week)

Heifers (54) averaged 218.8p per kg and sold to 253p (+2.0p on week)

1 young bull sold to 108p.

20 beef type OTM cattle averaged 137.5p per kg and sold to 185p (+5.7p on the week). New season lambs averaged 230.7p and sold to £110;

old season SQQ hoggs averaged 212.4p per kg and sold to £110

ewes averaged £78.56 and sold to £116

Heavy ewes £89.14, light ewes £68.37

Principal Prices per Head: Longnewton £1508.90; Thirlestane £1489.20; Bee Edge £1475(2), £1472.64, £1470.

Principal Prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.53, 2.50 W Taylor(Lockerbie), 2.50, 2.45 M/s WTS Forsyth & Sons, 2.36 Malone of Edinburgh; Smailholm Mains 2.47 Robert Pringle & Sons; Upper Nisbet 2.44 Malone of Edinburgh; Lurdenlaw 2.40 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd; Longnewton 2.38 Linton Butchers; Inland Pastures 2.38 M/s H Black & Sons Ltd, 2.37 M/s Foley Bros.; Mosstower 2.36 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd; Lennoxlove 2.36(2) Malone of Edinburgh & M/s WTS Forsyth & Sons; Wester Ulston 2.34 Robert Wilson Butcher Edin; Greenknowe 2.34 Scottish Borders Meats.

Bulls: Ecclaw £1464.84(1.17p); Headshaw. L £1330.42(1.19P)

Cows per head: Upper Nisbet £1494.80; Ecclaw £1464.84; Headshaw. L £1330.42; Wester Middleton £1186.04, £1153.38, £1081.92, £864.58; Mosstower £1115.56, £1097.36; Whitlaw £1045.38; West Mains. L £1042.20, £950.34; Corsbie (Fullerton) £1034.88; Newstead £959; Nether Howden £930, £887.50.

Cows per kg: Upper Nisbet 1.85; Newstead 1.75; Mosstower 1.72, 1.67; Wester Middleton 1.49, 1.47, 1.41, 1.39; Corsbie (Fullerton) 1.47; West Mains. L 1.41, 1.35; Whitlaw 1.33; Haltree 1.25; Nether Howden 1.25(2); Ecclaw 1.19.

15 New Season Lambs averaged 230.7p. 2517 Old Season Lambs averaged 202.2p (SQQ 212.4p)

New Season Lambs per head: Suff.x;- £110 Blackhill. C £100 Edenbrook, Zwa;- £92 Pondhouse

New Season Lambs per kg:- Suff.x;- 241.7, 238.1 Edenbrook, 231.6 Blackhill. C, Zwa;- 214 Pondhouse.

Hoggs per head: Suff.x;- £110, £100 Lurdenlaw, £100 The Knock & Legerwood, Suff;- £105.50, £100.50 Spotsmains, Tex;- £104 The Lee, £101 Nether Howden, £100 The Lee, New Blainslie, Lower Ashtrees, Winkston & Torsonce, Chev;- £100 Lurdenlaw, Wester Ulston, £98.50 The Shae, £98, £97 Lurdenlaw, Char;- £96 Humebyres, £93.50, £92 Hallrule Mill, ML;- £93 Whitmuir, GF;- £92.50 Lumsdaine, £91 Boghall(St Andrews), SD;- £92 Belford on Bowmont, Ber;- £90 Springwood, BFL; -£88 Corsbie(Hedley).

Hoggs per kg: Bel;- 251.5 Whitehill, Chev;- 236.3, 229.1 The Shaws, 229.3 Thorlieshope, Tex;- 231.6 New Blainslie, 225.6 Nether Howden, 224.4 Wester Ulston, Suff.x;- 227.5, 226.3, 223.8 The Knock, 223.7 New Blainslie, 223.3 Legerwood, SD;- 216.7, 214.1 Belford on Bowmont, Chev.x;- 218.8 Belford on Bowmont, ML;- 216.3 Whitmuir, Ber;- 209.3 Springwood, Char;- 209.1, 207.8 Hallrule Mill, BF;- 207.4 Dunslaw, GF;- 206.8 Boghall(St Andrews); CM;- 202.3 Whitehill.

Ewes: Tex;- £116 Drumreach, £105 Prenderguest, Suff.x;- £113 Craigsford Mains & Whitsome West Newton, Suff;- £109 New Channelkirk, HB;- £106 Blackhill. C £100 Smailholm Mains, CM;- £95 Torwoodlee, GF;- £91 West mains. L, £89 Lumsdaine, £88 Craigsford Mains, £87 Whitsome West Newton, BFL;- £90 Corsbie(Hedley), Char;- £88 Boghall. L, £85 Torsonce, Chev;- £85 The Shaws, £77 Wester Ulston, She;- £71, £65 Seafield, BF;- £65 Lumsdaine. Rams: Chev;- £107 Dere Street, Tex;- £100 Carcant, £90 Torsonce, £80 Corsbie (Hedley).

border livestock

Border Livestock Exchange to week ending Friday April 11 sold 199 Prime Cattle including 61 Cows; 625 Prime Sheep including 241 Cast Ewes and 176 Store and Breeding Cattle.

Aberdeen Angus Cross Heifers from Fenwick Steads, Belford sold to 385p per kg to Well Hung & Tender, Berwick upon Tweed. Prime Cattle prices in general were slightly easier on the week with most classes back 3/5p per kg. Cows were satisfactory with a tremendous consignment from Harehope Farm, Wooler selling to £1,184. Simmental Cross Cows from Broadmeadows, Berwick upon Tweed sold to £1,126 per head. Hereford Cross Cows from Bowsden Moor, Berwick upon Tweed topped at 280p per kg.

Prime Lambs sold to 485p per kg and £115 for heavy weight Texel Crosses from Hillhead, Wooler and West Mains respectively.

Store Cattle were still good to sell with well-bred sorts commanding a premium.